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African American Lives 2

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Overview

In February 2006, the PBS series African American Lives, narrated by acclaimed Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., showed the results of intensive genealogical searches of prominent African Americans, including composer and producer Quincy Jones, talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, and comedian Chris Tucker. Reaction to the show spurred thousands of people to begin or renew their own searches to find their origins. Now Prof. Gates assists a new group of prominent individuals to discover their ancestry in African ...
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Overview

In February 2006, the PBS series African American Lives, narrated by acclaimed Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., showed the results of intensive genealogical searches of prominent African Americans, including composer and producer Quincy Jones, talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, and comedian Chris Tucker. Reaction to the show spurred thousands of people to begin or renew their own searches to find their origins. Now Prof. Gates assists a new group of prominent individuals to discover their ancestry in African American Lives 2. The series draws on DNA analysis, genealogical research, and family oral traditions to trace the lineages of participants Maya Angelou, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Tina Turner, and others down through U.S. history and back to Africa. African American Lives 2 aired on PBS as a multi-part series in February 2008.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • UPC: 841887052320
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,863

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- African American Lives 2
2. Introduction [2:17]
3. Taking Home With You [5:43]
4. Giving Back [3:15]
5. Segregation Shaped Me [6:16]
6. No Man's Land [9:13]
7. Protestations of Innocence [10:37]
8. Passing [10:12]
9. Foundations of Home [6:32]
2. Introduction [3:31]
3. Fighting for Freedom [5:25]
4. Reinventing the Past [5:42]
5. A People Without a Country [3:31]
6. New Rights [4:21]
7. Side by Side [5:17]
8. Full Equality [8:28]
9. Bleak Prospects [6:44]
10. Foundations for Change [11:06]
2. Introduction [4:20]
3. A Petition for Existence [6:39]
4. Do Unto Others [3:10]
5. Lost Identities [6:07]
6. A Degree of Stability [3:32]
7. Sale and Separation [8:31]
8. Power Relations [10:34]
9. A Heartbreaking Contradiction [5:32]
10. Reaching for Closure [5:38]
2. Introduction [3:53]
3. European Ancestry [11:13]
4. The Native American Myth [5:26]
5. Tangled Roots [9:10]
6. A Deep Connection [7:54]
7. Unchanged DNA [5:22]
8. The Voyage [11:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- African American Lives 2
   Episode 1: The Road Home
   Episode 2: A Way Out of No Way
   Episode 3: We Come From People
   Episode 4: The Past Is Another Country
   Scene Selections
      Episode 1: The Road Home
      Episode 2: A Way Out of No Way
      Episode 3: We Came From People
      Episode 4: The Past Is Another Country
   Audio Setup
      5.1 Surround Sound: On/Off
   PBS.ORG
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